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English language trends

Postby The Ultimate » 06 Jul 2018, 21:52

In the office I see more and more people phrasing comments like this:

"We are needing..."

"We are requiring..."

Instead of just saying "We need", "We require".

Anybody else seen this happening more and more?
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Re: English language trends

Postby Nick » 06 Jul 2018, 22:56

Might be a Texas thing or the south in general
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Re: English language trends

Postby Verbal » 06 Jul 2018, 23:37

this is not an interesting observation

and arent they sort of different tenses or something

like "we need more food right now" vs "we are needing more food these days". at least i think that is more common usage

although who cares
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Re: English language trends

Postby turd monsoon 2: low-pressure buildup » 07 Jul 2018, 01:30

business usage has been generally passive for aeons
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Re: English language trends

Postby Holocaust » 07 Jul 2018, 03:02

Maybe Vega is sending out your memos :alien:
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Re: English language trends

Postby Ninny » 07 Jul 2018, 06:49

:bulb:
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Re: English language trends

Postby Hitoshura » 08 Jul 2018, 13:16

morbid board eli wrote:business usage has been generally passive for aeons


it prefers the passive voice, while actively sucking asses all day long

business :hate:

business usage :doubleoldhate::::::
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Re: English language trends

Postby zim » 08 Jul 2018, 14:28

The Ultimate wrote:In the office I see more and more people phrasing comments like this:

"We are needing..."

"We are requiring..."

Instead of just saying "We need", "We require".

Anybody else seen this happening more and more?


There's lots of annoying office lingo that annoys me, one I hear a lot is "lets hop on a call" :ra:
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Re: English language trends

Postby The Ultimate » 09 Jul 2018, 07:39

"shoot me an email"
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Re: English language trends

Postby The Ultimate » 09 Jul 2018, 07:55

"marry the two (approaches, products, whatever)
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Re: English language trends

Postby zim » 09 Jul 2018, 09:23

The Ultimate wrote:"shoot me an email"


i am guilty of this one :oldryan:
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Re: English language trends

Postby Dr. Gonzo » 09 Jul 2018, 09:23

Yeet

:oldryan:
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Re: English language trends

Postby User » 10 Jul 2018, 22:45

i like me some mabb english
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Re: English language trends

Postby Nick » 10 Jul 2018, 22:52

Dr. Gonzo wrote:Yeet

:oldryan:


Jeet :hard-on bearer:
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